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Rewired Mind is about helping you realize that everyone has a different path to success and a very different way to operate in business. Allen Plunkett, host of Rewired Mind Podcast sits down with real industry leaders to talk about how they rewired their thinking and adopted their different way - and how they built (or rebuilt) their organizations around those concepts and beliefs.

Rewired Mind is about helping you realize that everyone has a different path to success and a very different way to operate in business. Allen Plunkett, host of Rewired Mind Podcast sits down with real industry leaders to talk about how they rewired their thinking and adopted their different way - and how they built (or rebuilt) their organizations around those concepts and beliefs.


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Rewired Mind is about helping you realize that everyone has a different path to success and a very different way to operate in business. Allen Plunkett, host of Rewired Mind Podcast sits down with real industry leaders to talk about how they rewired their thinking and adopted their different way - and how they built (or rebuilt) their organizations around those concepts and beliefs.






Gelie Akhenblit - Getting out of Your Comfort Zone and Challenging Yourself Every Day

Gelie Akhenblit is probably best known as the founder of largest Networking Community in Phoenix, After starting with nothing, Gelie has built this network to close to 43,000 members. A fighter in every sense of the word, Gelie is someone who is always intent on rewiring her own mind while helping others in rewiring theirs as well. Through the massive network of professionals and the close relationships that she has built with people over the years, Gelie is...


Gary Robinson: From Prison to Believing in Your Genius

Gary Robinson is an author and speaker whose search for purpose after being arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ultimately he made changes that led him to inspire others to believe in themselves and the genius that they have inside. Gary talked about being arrested at age 20 for armed robbery and his “rewired moment” when he was sitting in his jail cell and realized that he needed to change. The way he'd handled things up until that point didn’t work. He prayed not to leave jail...


Kirk Nurmi: From Public Scrutiny and Cancer to Happiness

When people go to describe this guest on Rewired Mind, they may want to say attorney, speaker, author etc. but Kirk Nurmi would just like to simply be known as a human being. The quote “no one wants to die with music still left inside them” by Dr. Wayne Dyer has been an inspiration for Kirk. He famously was the defense attorney in the Jodi Arias trial, which lasted from January 2013- April 2015. During this 2 ½ year period, he faced threats and public scrutiny, leading him to step away from...


Candice Liozu - Foster360 and Making Decisions for Herself

Candice Liozu is the Director of an amazing non-profit called Foster360. This organization focuses on assisting young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. Candice shares her journey of working at the highest levels in the corporate world to now being the Director of a non-profit. She worked for what she envisioned as being akin to the “American Dream” when working for SAP after moving here from Europe and had her in the mindset of being a “shark” in an industry that is full...


Luke Kayyem

“Whatever pain you experience can be power to create the life you want”. This quote fits the story of Luke Kayyem, a performance life coach, corporate leadership consultant and keynote speaker. He shifted his focus to specific things after having a fixed mindset for most of his life. He got into reading and starting to widen his mindset in 2017 and was influenced by author David Deida, after going to an event where he was a guest speaker. We chat about his childhood and how being raised by...


Jessie Shedden: From Cult Escapee to Powerful Woman

Jessie Shedden is an author and a mindset/confidence coach. She grew up as a member of what is considered by many to be a cult, the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. The church rejects all claims that they are a cult and describes themselves as a “mainstream Christian Church”, but as we speak to Jessie, you can make your own determination as to their structure. As a 4th generation member Jessie shares some of the things that occurred while a part of the church and how she helped her dad...


Antra Boyd: Cancer and Both Sides of the Healthcare System

A Navy veteran and registered nurse, Antra Boyd is a patient advocate and owner of Connected Care Patient Advocacy. Her entire life focused on helping people and doing for others. We talk about the battle she won against cancer and how her experience of being a patient led her to starting her own company. Such a great conversation with a very transparent and genuinely nice person. Books that she would recommend are Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood, The Checklist Manifesto by Atul...


Cory Berg: Self Talk and Active Listening

A very close friend of mine – it was great to interview him on Rewired Mind to dig a little deeper into this incredibly kind and talented guy. He can describe himself as a “software guy” oftentimes (and is a very good one at that!). He’s also a writer and is very focused on helping other people improve in the workplace. A recent quote from the mind of our buddy Gary Vaynerchuk “Don’t create; document” has influenced some of Cory’s writing. We spoke on the importance of self-talk and how he...


Jeremy Roadruck and Kung Fu

A Kung Fu Master and Hypnotherapist, Jeremy Roadruck is also the author of Your Best Child Ever: Is This Game Worth Winning? In this interview we talk about his childhood and how he was determined to live a life of happiness, health, safety and solid communication. As importantly though, he has focused on sharing the strategies that he has learned with others. Through his book, his schools and platforms like this, that is exactly the mission he is now fulfilling. One of his basic beliefs...


An Incredible Journey with Kip Brooks

Kip Brooks is an author, entrepreneur, speaker and breakthrough coach. For much of his youth, Kip was convinced that he wasn’t wanted. He struggled with forgiving people and trust had been an issue for sure. When he was 8 years old, Kip would pray that he wouldn’t wake up. He figured that if God was real, the prayer would be answered as all he wanted was out. Struggling with drugs and alcohol and also landing in jail led him toward getting clean and changing his life. You can get in touch...


Interview with Kara Goldin CEO of Hint, Inc.

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc. – makers of Hint Water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She is also the bestselling author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, which was released October 2020. Kara’s career has seen her in magazine circulation for Time Magazine, Sales for CNN, and as a VP for AOL before founding Hint. Her accolades include being named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women...


Karen DiMarco - Patient advocate, healthcare visionary

Karen DiMarco has been a nurse for over 22 years, she is a patient advocate and is definitely a healthcare visionary. In one of our favorite conversations we talked about her childhood, how she dealt with loneliness, and her feeling as though she needed to check certain boxes with people in order to be liked. She held onto a “red alert” sort of mindset for many years and became very self-conscious about how others viewed her. An amazing human with great stories of being herself and raising...


Justin Otto: From Heroin to Giving Back

Justin Otto is a former heroin addict who started his own podcast, DharmaJunkie, to help those who struggle with addiction as well to help him move on from his past. We talk about his addiction, his journey to becoming clean for the past 18 months and how his Buddhist mindset helped him with not only his recovery but also going forward. So many great insights and thoughts from someone who is a very deep thinker and looking to help others. Please listen to Justin’s podcast and feel free to...


Rubina Cohen: Growing Up Fast and Neuroscience

You know how you can tell when someone is smiling when you are talking to them? That is Rubina Cohen – all the time. Someone who had to help teach and basically be mom to her younger siblings at a very young age, Rubina quickly grabbed that mantle and got to work. She became obsessed with productivity and would create spreadsheets as a very young adult showing her where she spent her time. She had a love of learning and that is what led her to become interested in neuroscience and the work...


Justin Rambo: Download Days and Turning Down the Noise in a Loud World

Justin Rambo struggled as a student. When he was in first grade, he believed that he was not as smart as the other students in his classes. He adopted a mindset that he was stupid, but later discovered that he just had a different style of learning. In 2014, he went to a talk about personal development, during this talk, he realized that there was more that he could do with his analytical style of learning and always questioning things. He feels that he understands people due to having...


Laurie Herbers: From Innocent Bystander to Empowerment

Growing up, Laurie Herbers saw herself as an innocent bystander. We talk about her relationship that she had with her father and how the negativity left her with a mindset of never being able to measure up. Laurie talks about her rewired moment during a rainstorm after her father had passed away and how this led her to find God and completely change how she looked at life and heal from what she had gone through. Now Laurie says her goal is empowerment. Her daily habits are looking at the...


Gillian Tietz - Being Sober in a Drinking World

We talk about how life was for her growing up and how that impacted her going forward and how it played into her alcohol addiction. She also discussed how she was able to get her masters at the age of 25 while drinking daily and how alcohol affected her home life after college. Gillian shares information about her own podcast, Sober Powered, and how she hopes to help people choose themselves over drinking, as she had to do for herself. You can contact her by going to, or...


Allison Dillard - Motivation through Math and Cancer

A college professor and author, Allison Dillard has spent much of her adult life helping people who struggle with math. She has had her own struggles that she discussed with us, from battling cancer to trying to navigate the insurance system. A teacher who knows how to motivate others, Allison found it difficult to motivate herself. A friend suggested she read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. After reading it and following it every day for six months, Allison was reminded that she was in...


Dave Kotter: Going from Greed to Profound Faith

Dave knew what he wanted from an early age - the money, the wife, the house, the cars - everything he could possibly get his hands on. Then, everything changed. We discuss how his dedication to his job negatively impacted not only life at home but also the relationships in his life. He lost his marriage, his business partner and made a conscious choice to end his own life. When he finally found Jesus, it was his faith that allowed him to not only recover to a stable state professionally,...


Interview with Author Dr. Benjamin Hardy

One of my highest recommendations for books that everyone should read is Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s Personality Isn’t Permanent, released earlier this year. We had a great conversation about his book, about why personality tests are harmful, and so many other great things. Dr. Hardy also addresses societal myths that people fall into believing and how it is your view of your future that drives you, not your view of your past. He also talks about how hope is not a passive thing but is an active...